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Gallas 'confident' of World Cup fitness
Published : 19 Apr 2010 11:38:00
Arsenal defender William Gallas is confident he will be fit to play for France in this summer's World Cup finals in South Africa. Gallas was carrying a calf injury when he was risked for the Gunners' Champions League quarter-final first-leg with Barcelona. The gamble did not pay off for Arsenal or Gallas as he was forced off at half-time, and he was ruled out for the rest of the season. Gallas is now confident he will be on the plane to South Africa with Les Bleus. The 32-year-old also refuses to blame Arsenal for the injury, as he insists he wanted to play against Barca. "I wanted to play in that match, because I am a competitor," he told CanalPlus. "I wanted to play against the best players and I had agreement from the medical staff and fitness coach. "Now my objective is not to suffer any relapse and I am confident. "If you are not confident, you can forget about the World Cup."